Greer, Michael Roberts and Marti 2009-01-14

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Michael and Marte Greer discuss their involvement with the Buffalo Springs Triathlon and how Michael first created the race. They also discusses the other various races in Lubbock, Texas and throughout the country. They also discuss their intentions to archive their sport with Southwest Collection.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Michael Roberts Greer and Marti

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Date: January 14, 2009

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 00:53:01


Introduction; Buffalo Springs Triathlon; Background; Parents; Raised in Littlefield; Football; University of Houston; Football; 2 years; Left; University of Texas at Arlington; Balancing academics and sports; Littlefield football; Measured by going to state; Re-staging; Marte Greer; Michael’s football career (continued); Redshirted; Active duty in the Army; 3 years; Played 1 year of Army football; Played competitive handball; Change in sports; Anaerobic exercise; Running; Marte Greer’s background; Family; Competitive swimmer; Gymnastics; College scholarship; National championships; Injury; Back to swimming; Broke back in 1976; Olympic level in gymnastics; Too tall at 5’6”; Creating Buffalo Springs Triathlon; Manufactured cotton modules; Original triathlon in Lubbock; Met Marte; Wanted her to take it to the next level; Married couples in business; Course compared with others; Unpredictability; Marte taking over the triathlon; Changes to course; Pamper athletes; Survey athletes; Planning the event; Volunteer socials; Would like to see an Iron Man Texas; No other place in Texas; U.S. collegiate national championships; Bids to facilitate race; 120 universities; USA Triathlon; Archiving the sport; Donations from Buffalo Springs Lake triathlon; Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

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Transcript: transcript available on dspace

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